Golden State Warriors: Five Key Moves that Helped Build a Powerhouse

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Feb 27, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) tries to get past Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson (15) and guard Kyle Lowry (7) and forward Patrick Patterson (54) at the Air Canada Centre. Golden State defeated Toronto 113-89. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

1.) Drafting Stephen Curry

Taken with the 7th overall pick in the 2009 draft, Curry has taken the NBA by storm. He is the focal point of this Golden State team. He is an assist master and he might know a thing or two about how to make a 3 point. Curry currently leads the league in steals and three pointers made, is 6th best in assists with 7.8 per game, and is tied for 4th in points per game with 23.9.

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Curry has become the face of the organization and it is hard to say if the Warriors would be succeeding as much as they are without him. During the 2014-15 All Star Break, Curry won the 3-point shootout in dominating fashion when he hit 13 consecutive 3s to run away with the trophy.

It seems as if every game Curry makes at least one highlight play that just makes your jaw drop. He is a strong MVP candidate, and many believe him to be the front runner. At just 28 years old, Curry is already a two time All Star, and is in the prime of his career.

Drafting Curry out of Davidson must have seemed like a risk at the time, but he has returned the favor as he is not only the foundation of the Golden State Warriors, but one of the best players in the entire NBA.

Next: Drafting Klay Thompson